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Overview

Introduction to Clive, Iowa

Clive, Iowa, in Polk county, is located 6 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and 117 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The people of the city are in the Des Moines metropolitan area.

Clive History

Clive was platted in 1882 and was incorporated as a city on August 18, 1956. The city was named in honor of Robert Clive, the first Baron Clive. It was initially a coal mining town as well as a railroad shipping point. The city was originally served by the St. Louis - Des Moines Northern Railway. Post incorporation, Clive has grown both in population and land area.

Clive and nearby Attractions

  • Walnut Ridge Park
  • Lookout Paintball
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Badger Creek State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Clive

Clive City includes a number of open spaces and parks including Huntington Ridge Park, Walnut Ridge Park, and the Campbell Recreation Area. Tourists can also visit the Clive Public Library and Central Iowa Regional Library. The city also has many houses of worship. Some of these include the Christian Life Worship Center, Heartland Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Shepherds of the Valley Church. The Blank Park Zoo is also nearby.

Clive Transportation

International flights can be availed from Des Moines International Airport.

Clive Higher Education

Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and many other colleges and universities offer facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,022
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+8,572
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.9%
Median Earnings25+$54,947
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,315
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,071

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,718
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$933
Median House Value$237,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
Irish13.4%
English10.9%
Norwegian6.4%
Italian3.8%
Swedish3%
Dutch2.7%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish1.9%
Danishn1.5%
Czech1.4%
Welsh1.2%
Lithuanian0.9%
African0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Sudanese0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Russian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Belgian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
German0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Clive Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes50325, 50324
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.61
Approximate Longitude-93.8

Clive Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDES MOINES AP
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationWINTERSET 2 NNW
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches
StationNEWTON
Distance36.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Des Moines212,859$58,564
Grimes10,422$97,796
Johnston19,491$115,020
Urbandale41,578$98,456
West Des Moines61,624$95,335
Windsor Heights4,980$64,732

Clive Public Libraries

Clive Public Library
1900 NW 114TH ST
Clive, Iowa
(515) 453-2221

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Clive Public Schools

Crestview Elementary School
8355 Franklin Avenue
ZIP: 50325
(515) 633-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Indian Hills Junior High School
9401 Indian Hills Dr
ZIP: 50325
(515) 633-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Shuler Elementary
16400 Douglas Parkway
ZIP: 50325
(515) 987-8597
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
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